Mountain West Announces Women's Volleyball Players of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State freshman setter Katie Oleksak has earned Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Wyoming sophomore middle blocker Reed Copeland has earned MW Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week accolades for matches played through Sunday, September 25, 2016. It is the first Conference weekly award for both student-athletes.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KATIE OLEKSAK, COLORADO STATE
Freshman, Setter, Phoenix, Arizona / Sunnyslope HS
• Led Colorado State to a 2-0 start in Mountain West league play with wins over Fresno State and San José State.
• Averaged 14.29 assists per set with a team hitting percentage of .347 over seven sets.
• Posted a four-set, rally-scoring era school-record 59 assists in a 3-1 win over the Bulldogs in the Conference opener on Thursday. She also had three kills with seven digs and five block assists.
• In 3-0 victory against San José State, had 41 assists with one kill, four digs and two block assists.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
REED COPELAND, WYOMING
Sophomore, Middle Blocker, Federal Way, Washington / Todd Beamer HS
• Led Wyoming defensively as the Cowgirls began Mountain West play 2-0 with wins over San José State and Fresno State.
• Averaged 2.33 blocks per set over six sets.
• In a 3-0 win against San José State, had season-high 11 total blocks, including two solo blocks. She blocked seven attacks in the opening set and concluded the match with six kills and a .308 attack percentage.
• Posted three block assists and seven kills with a .600 attack percentage in a 3-0 victory against Fresno State.
2016 Mountain West Women's Volleyball Offensive Players of the Week
Aug. 29 – Elsa Descamps, So., MB, UNLV
Sept. 5 – Sierra Nobley, Jr., OH, Boise State
Sept. 12 – Alexis Patterson, Jr., S, UNLV
Sept. 19 – Deja Harria, So., MB, San Diego State
Sept. 26 – Katie Oleksak, Fr., S, Colorado State
2016 Mountain West Women's Volleyball Defensive Players of the Week
Aug. 29 – Bree Hammel, Sr., RS, UNLV
Sept. 5 – Maddi Osburn, Jr., L, Boise State
Sept. 12 – Maggie Eppright, Sr., L, Fresno State
Sept. 19 – Maddi Osburn, Jr., L, Boise State
Sept. 26 – Reed Copeland, So., MB, Wyoming